US issues statement condemning Kiryat Arba terror attack

The US released a statement Tuesday night in the wake of the terror attack Tuesday evening in Kiryat Arba, where four Israelis were shot dead by Hamas terrorists.
The statement  by the Press Secretary read:
"The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack today perpetrated by Hamas in which four Israelis were killed in the southern West Bank. We express our condolences to the victims’ families and call for the terrorists behind this horrific act to be brought to justice.  We note that the Palestinian Authority has condemned this attack. 
On the eve of the re-launch of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, this brutal attack underscores how far the enemies of peace will go to try to block progress.  It is crucial that the parties persevere, keep moving forward even through difficult times, and continue working to achieve a just and lasting peace in the region that provides security for all peoples."